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Outcomes and Objectives

General Educational Core Outcomes & Student Learning Objectives – Associate Degree Nurse

2.10.1   STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES – GENERAL EDUCATION CORE OUTCOMES FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE STUDENTS      

The following General Education Core outcomes should be met in the 15 credits required of all Associate in Arts (AA),
Associate in Science (AS), and Applied Associate in Science (AAS). 

Communication. Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate control of grammar and the standard rules of written English.
  2. Write effective essays.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to access interpret, and evaluate information (Information Literacy).
    1. See Student Learning Objectives Coordinated with Program Outcomes:
      1. Outcome I: Students will be able to establish client outcomes and plan care that focuses on prevention and alleviation of problems with a return to optimal level of wellness including principles of safety, health teaching, and current technology

Cultural Appreciation. Students will be able to:

  1. Describe the cultural forces affecting the traditional of visual art, theatre, or music.
    1. See Student Learning Objectives Coordinated with Program Outcomes:
      1. Outcome II: Students will be able to demonstrate respect for ethnic and cultural diversity in the development of therapeutic, holistic, caring relationships with patients, families and communities in professional relationships with members of the health care team.

Critical Thinking. Student will be able to:

  1. Analyze complex situations, solve problems, and assess actions.
    See Student Learning Objectives Coordinated with Program Outcomes:
    1. Outcome III: Students will be able to assess and prioritize client needs (using NANDA diagnoses), integrating individual cultural variables

Collaboration. Students will be able to:

  1. Describe their roles as members of a broader community.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a group member.
    1. See Student Learning Objectives Coordinated with Program Outcomes:
      1. Outcome IV: Students will be able to demonstrate evidence-based practice and promote quality care
        individually by adhering to and implementing national standards and guidelines; fostering collaboration and
        communication with team members by using technology and current resources.
      2. Outcome XI. : Students will be able to function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams,
        fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.

 2.11 STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES COORDINATED WITH PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

ROLE AS PROVIDER OF CARE

I. OUTCOME: Integrate knowledge of the biopsychosocial sciences and applied mathematics.

Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Adult I
Semester I
Adult II
Semester II
Gerontological Nursing
Semester II
  1. List normal parameters of basic biopsychosocial needs.
  1. Identify pathophysiologic and/or psychosocial factors contributing to the client’s state of disequilibrium.
  1. Analyze biopsychosocial factors contributing to the client’s health/ illness state, with focus on:
    1. Alteration in fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance.
    2. Alteration in nutrition and metabolism: ingestion, digestion and absorption problems.
    3. Alteration in elimination: intestinal problems.
    4. Alteration in selected sensory/perceptual problems: neurological, eye and ear.
  2. Demonstrate nursing math competency.
    1. Compute accurate drug dosages, including calculations for primary and secondary IV infusion.
    2. Explain rationale for pharmaceutical plan of care.
  1. Identify demographics and characteristics of the older adult population.
  2. Discuss the different theories of aging.
  3. Compare pathophysiology with healthy aging.
  4. Demonstrate nursing math competency.
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Adult III
Semester IV
  1. Explain physiologic and psychological changes occurring in a woman during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods.
  2. Correlate behavioral changes to physical changes of a client in the labor and delivery process.
  3. Explain changes in reactivity and physical status during the first few hours/days of a neonate’s life.
  4. Demonstrate nursing math competency.
  5. Explain rational for pharmaceutical plan of care.

Practicum - Semester IV

  1. Demonstrate understanding of a child’s physical and emotional growth and development from birth to adolescence.
  2. Utilize broad knowledge base in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and Developmental psychology to explain physiologic and psychologic basis for health problems.
  3. Demonstrate pediatric math competency.
  1. Utilize biopsychosocial theories to explain physiologic and psychologic basis for health problems of the mental health client with selected health problems.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of diagnostic criteria and procedures pertinent to the treatment of psychiatric clients.
  3. Demonstrate nursing math competency.
  1. Explain biopsychosocial rationale for nursing care of clients with multi-system alterations.
  2. Analyze data noting deviations from normal of clients with multi-system alterations.
  3. Employ age-appropriate care.
  4. Demonstrate nursing math competency.
  5. Compute accurate drug dosages, including calculations for specialty intravenous drips.

II. OUTCOME: Assess and prioritize client needs (using NANDA diagnoses), integrating individual cultural variables.

Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Adult I
Semester I
Adult II
Semester II
Gerontological Nursing
Semester II
  1. Utilize a systematic format to gather information and classify data in need and developmental task categories.
  2. Identify factors that contribute to a client’s health/illness state.
  3. Discuss the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients of various cultures.
  4. Describe and demonstrate assessment data in the simulated campus lab.
  1. Recognize nursing diagnoses based on basic needs, growth processes, and teaching-learning needs.
  2. List nursing problems in priority according to Maslow.
  1. Assess needs of individual clients and their families.
  2. Compare client’s data noting deviations from norm.
  3. Select nursing diagnoses based on assessment of basic needs and growth
  4. Prioritize nursing problems according to Maslow’s theory.
  1. Complete a systematic assessment of basic needs including physiologic, psycho-social, cultural, cognitive, functional and environmental assessments, adapting the performance to the older adult.
  2. Assess client’s learning capacity and most effective approach.
  3. Select nursing diagnoses from:
    1. Identified normal responses to the aging process.
    2. Current health state.
    3. Identified pathological conditions and atypical response to disease.
 Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
 Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
 Adult III
Semester IV
  1. Complete systematic assessment of newborn, maternity and post-partal clients identifying information needed to promote a normal pregnancy / outcome and fetal / infant well-being.
  2. Identify normal and abnormal antepartal and intrapartal surveillance data.
  3. Identified mothers with high-risk reproductive conditions.
  4. Recognize selected fetal heart rate and labor patterns on fetal monitors.
    1. Select nursing diagnoses derived from:
    2. Identified healthy mothers and infants.
    3. Identified mothers with pre-existing medical conditions.
    4. Identified mothers with high-risk reproductive conditions.
    5. Infants with high-risk medical conditions.
  1. Recognize the ways in which the societal and cultural background of the family affects children, their health, and their relationships.
  2. Assess child and parent for knowledge deficit or learning needs.
  3. Assess the child; identify the nursing diagnosis that describes the responses of the child and family to the illness or injury.
  1. Complete psychosocial, mental status and nursing assessments of selected psychiatric clients with multi-system alterations.
  2. Prioritize needs of selected clients of all ages to provide holistic care.
  1. Select and prioritize diagnoses based on needs assessment incorporating cultural variables for clients with multi-system alterations.
Practicum - Semester IV II. Assess and prioritize client needs (using NANDA diagnoses), integrating individual cultural variables.

III. OUTCOME: Establish client outcomes and plan care that focuses on prevention and alleviation of problems with a return to the optimal level of wellness.

Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
 Adult I
Semester I
Adult II
Semester II
Gerontological Nursing
Semester II
  1. Recognize need to assist peers in the simulated campus lab.
  1. Identify role and responsibilities of charge nurse.
  2. Identify and examine deviations from standard procedures.
  3. Identify higher skills to be performed by other health care members.
  4. Assist other health team members.
  1. Demonstrate the ability to manage the care of two clients.
  2. Recognize when assistance is needed.
  3. Assist team members in the provision of client care remaining within the scope of the R.N. student at this level.
  1. Recognize when assistance is needed.
  2. Assist staff members with techniques and approaches to enhance quality care.
  3. Provide staff and peer assistance remaining within the scope of the R.N. student at this level.
  4. Assist client’s family in teaching communication techniques for the cognitively impaired.
  5. Delegate appropriately.
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Adult III
Semester IV
  1. Recognize when assistance is needed.
  2. Assist peer group and other health care team members remaining within the scope of R.N. student at this level.
  1. Assist staff and peers in meeting the needs of the child and family.
  2. Evaluate the ability of the family to provide appropriate child care.
  1. Assist staff and peers in the provision of nursing care of clients with psychiatric disorders.
  2. Facilitate the provision of care in meeting the needs of one or a group of clients with complex alterations in the health state.
  1. Demonstrate the ability to manage the care of a group of mental health clients with multi-system alterations.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to coordinate nursing care provided by peers and staff for a group of clients.
Practicum - Semester IV VIII. Assist, delegate, supervise and evaluate the care of others.

IX. OUTCOME: Communicate with clients, families, and health team members.

Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Adult I
Semester I
Adult II
Semester II
Gerontological Nursing
Semester II
  1. Identify interpersonal skills in the communication process.
  2. Utilize interpersonal skills in the communication process.
  3. Express written and oral communications in appropriate / acceptable medical terminology.
  4. Describe effectiveness of interpersonal interactions.
  1. Recognize therapeutic interactions in the communications process.
  2. Record care in relation to identified nursing problems using appropriate terminology.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and members of the health care team.
  4. Report significant data relative to client problems.
  1. Demonstrate use of effective communication skills with clients, their families and members of the health care team.
  1. Use effective communication skills with clients, significant others and members of the health care team.
    1. Adapt communication style to meet cognitive and sensory needs of older adults.
    2. Initiate and conduct therapeutic interactions with clients so that their social competence and positive self-image are maintained / enhanced.
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Adult III
Semester IV
  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills in implementing nursing care to the child-bearing family.
  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills with children of all ages, their families, and members of the health care team.
  1. Utilize effective communication skills with psychiatric clients, significant others and members of the health care team.
  2. Create an environment conducive to therapeutic communication for clients with cognitive impairment and/or dysfunctional behavior.
  1. Utilize effective communication skills with clients, significant others and members of the health care team.

X. OUTCOME: Promote client advocacy.

Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Adult I
Semester I
Adult II
Semester II
Gerontological Nursing
Semester II
  1. Recognize the role of the nurse as a client advocate.
  1. Identify developmental and mental status to promote client advocacy.
  2. Define informal consent upholding patient rights.
  1. Analyze the role of the nurse as the clients’ advocate.
  2. Uphold the “Patient Bill of Rights.”
  1. Uphold “Nursing Home Patient Bill of Rights.”
  2. Identify and use community resources for the promotion of care and function.
  3. Participate in care plan conference.
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Adult III
Semester IV
  1. Identify issues related to pregnancy, labor and birth that require decision-making by the client.
  2. Explain choices and promote client autonomy in making informed decision.
  3. Uphold “Pregnant Patient Bill of Rights.”
  1. Promote client advocacy by informing parents about health care services available in the hospital and community.
  2. Provide therapeutic care using interventions that eliminate or minimize the psychological and physical distress experienced by children and their families in the health care system.
  1. Uphold “Bill of Rights for Psychiatric Patients.”
  2. Involve client and significant others in plan of care.
  3. Promote client advocacy by providing information about agency policies for safety, special precautions and least restrictive treatment alternatives in the psychiatric setting.
  1. Uphold “Patient Bill of Rights.”
  2. Involve client and significant others in plan of care.
IV Practicum - Semester X. Promote client advocacy.

XI. OUTCOME: Practice self-evaluation and seek guidance as needed.

Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Adult I
Semester I
Adult II
Semester II
Gerontological Nursing
Semester II
  1. Review own performance.
  1. Review care as needed according to client response.
  2. Recognize effectiveness of interpersonal interactions.
  3. Review clinical performance.
  4. Modify behavior as based on self-evaluation.
  1. Analyze effectiveness of own performance.
  2. Complete written self-evaluation as required by this course.
  3. Collaborate with instructor to develop strategies for self-improvement.
  4. Modify behavior as based on self- evaluation.
  1. Recognize own stereotypical thinking regarding aging and the long-term care setting.
  2. Evaluate effectiveness of own behaviors in the gerontological setting.
  3. Collaborate with the instructor to develop strategies for improvement.
  4. Modify behavior as based on self-evaluation.
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Adult III
Semester IV
  1. Perform self-evaluation, recognize limitations and seek assistance when needed.
  2. Complete self-evaluation requirements for this course
  3. Modify behavior based on self-evaluation.
  1. Demonstrate personal accountability by performing self-evaluation, recognizing limitations and seeking assistance as needed.
  2. Modify behavior as based on self-evaluation.
  1. Modify behavior as based on self-evaluation.
  2. Modify behavior as based on self-evaluation.
  1. Appraise personal accountability by performing self-evaluation, recognize limitations, and seek assistance as needed.
  2. Modify behavior as based on self-evaluation.
Practicum - Semester IV XI. Practice self-evaluation and seek guidance as needed.

XII. OUTCOME: Adhere to legal and ethical principles in relation to standards of practice.

 Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
 Adult I
Semester I
 Adult II
Semester II
 Gerontological Nursing
Semester II
  1. Identify the legal/ethical scope of practice for the RN student.
  1. Recognize need to adhere to privacy and confidentiality standards
  2. Define safe practice and performance of clinical technical skills.
  1. Discuss ethical, legal and cultural issues associated with the adult client
  2. Document care completely and accurately according to legal standards.
  3. Uphold client confidentiality.
  4. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  1. Discuss ethical, legal and cultural issues associated with elder care.
  2. Explain the reporting requirements for nurses regarding elder abuse.
  3. Document care completely and accurately according to legal standards and course requirements.
  4. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  5. Uphold client confidentiality.
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Adult III
Semester IV
  1. Identify ethical/legal issues and trends in maternal-infant health care.
  2. Document care according to legal standards.
  3. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  4. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  1. Provide safe, competent, age-appropriate care to children within the framework of professional practice standards, the law, and institutional rules.
  2. Document care according to agency and legal standards.
  3. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  4. Uphold confidentiality of the child and family.
  1. Discuss the legal, ethical and sociocultural issues associated with mental health care.
  2. Verbalize understanding of the Florida statue which outlines procedures for assessing and intervening with victims of domestic violence and the significant others.
  3. Provide safe, competent nursing care
  4. Document care according to agency and legal standards.
  5. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  6. Uphold confidentiality of the client, family and significant others.
  1. Provide safe, competent nursing care for clients with multi-system alterations.
  2. Document care according to legal standards.
  3. Adhere to professional standards of conduct.
  4. Maintain client confidentiality.
Practicum - Semester IV XII. Adhere to legal and ethical principles in relation to standards of practice.

XIII. OUTCOME: Demonstrate accountability for professional behavior and growth.

Foundations of Nursing Practice
Semester I
Adult I
Semester I
Adult II
Semester II
Gerontological Nursing
Semester II
  1. Perform technical skills designated for this course in the simulated campus lab according to stated criteria.
  2. Demonstrate accountability by adhering to college, departmental, and institutional policies.
  1. Discuss data collected in preparation to care for the client.
  2. Lists qualities depicting accountability of the professional nurse.
  3. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  4. Demonstrate accountability by adhering to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
    1. Submit all written requirements in a timely manner.
    2. Demonstrate respectful behavior.
    3. Accept constructive feedback.
    4. Adhere to required dress code.
    5. Arrive on time to clinical experiences.
  2. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  3. Demonstrate ability to apply theoretical knowledge to clinical practice.
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  2. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  3. Demonstrate ability to apply theoretical knowledge base to clinical practice.
Maternal-Infant Nursing
Semester III
Nursing Care of the Child
Semester III
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Semester III
Adult III
Semester IV
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  2. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  3. Demonstrate ability to apply theoretical knowledge base to clinical practice.
  1. Seek opportunities to maximize learning experiences.
  2. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  3. Relate theoretical knowledge base appropriately to clinical experiences.
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  2. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  3. Demonstrate congruence between theoretical preparation and clinical application.
  1. Adhere to college, departmental and institutional policies.
  2. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge base and clinical skills.
  3. Demonstrate congruence between theoretical preparation and clinical application.
Practicum - Semester IV XIII. Demonstrate accountability for professional behavior and growth.

 

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